Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 Review

The IdeaTab S2110 is a hybrid tablet (slate with optional detachable keyboard/dock) measuring at 10.2 x 7.0 x 0.34-inches and weighs 1.28-pounds. Around the tablet you will find the usual array of ports and inputs such as the MicroHDMI, full-sized SD slot, USB port and docking port.

There is also a power button, volume rocker and headphone jack. On the front is a 1.3-megapixel camera and on the back is a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash. The 10.1-inch IPS display has a resolution of 1280 by 800.

Inside the IdeaTab S2110 is a Qualcomm dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. There is a 16GB model as well as a 32GB offering. The tablet runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, out of the box. Although there is no word on whether a 4.1, Jelly Bean, upgrade is forthcoming, the odds are that it will happen at some point in the future.

Rounding out the feature set is built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and built-in GPS.

Because it’s a hybrid, the tablet can dock into a full physical keyboard with a track pad and additional battery life. When in use, the tablet’s normal battery life doubles. Additionally, the weight of the tablet goes up when the dock is in use.

Comparing the IdeaTab with other Hybrid Tablets

As a hybrid tablet, the IdeaTab’s closest competition is the current crop of Asus Transformer tablets. Both the TF700 and the TF300 make use of an optional keyboard. The S2110 is closer in specifications to the TF300 with similar resolutions; however, that’s where most of the comparisons end.

The TF700 has a higher resolution at 1920 by 1200. Both the Asus pads have quad-core Nvidia Tegra’s when compared to the dual-core processor of the S2110. However, on paper, with the keyboards attached, the IdeaTab has a longer battery life than the other two.

Compared to the S2109 model, the S2110 is a little bigger but manages to weigh the same. The S2109 has a 9.7-inch screen compared with the 10.1-inch screen of the S2110. Also, the S2109 has a lower resolution at 1024 by 768-pixels.

Wrap-up

The S2110 is a solid offering from Lenovo and is sure to please those that enjoy the hybrid form. People will enjoy the ability to use it as both a tablet and as a more serious laptop-like machine without the associated bulk.